FIFA Fans: Why So Forgiving?

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It wasn’t a huge surprise when several top officials at FIFA, soccer’s governing body, were indicted on corruption charges yesterday. But while the English Prime Minister and other higher-ups are calling for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to step down before tomorrow’s election, many fans just don’t seem to care. Why not?

Credits

Guest:
Ellis Cashmore - Co-author “Football’s Dark Side: Corruption, Homophobia, Violence and Racism in the Beautiful Game,” and a visiting professor of Sociology at Aston University in Birmingham, England. - @elliscashmore

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal